You make some good points. I thought the praise a bit over the top, too. But, in all fairness, I found Shapiro's defense of gun rights to be one of the more eloquent that I've heard from anyone under fire from a lefty TV personality.
He didn't relent and, by bringing up the resistance-to-tyranny argument, he let a big cat out of the bag. When we stop talking about hunting and self-defense and stress that, the left will go absolutely ballistic [is that a pun?].
He did indeed...and then tossed in a head fake (the 40 or 50 years point) before any on the Left could raise the issue of whether or not the Conservatives believe it is Obama himself who is trying to tyrannically overthrow the U.S.
Obama is the point man of the CPUSA and CPWorld...he is leading this effort to overthrow our Constitution and Government. But Shapiro slip loose from that accusation with lawyerly if not poetic aplomb.
Did it seem disingenuous to those of us on the Right? Well, yes.
But did it work as a debate tactic.